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Third-period explosion wins it for Blazers

November
21
,
2015
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At night’s end, Don Hay was smiling. However, that hadn’t been the case for two periods of Saturday’s WHL game at the Sandman Centre. No, for a lot of the first two periods the head coach of the Kamloops Blazers was either...

Gropp fills his hat in his hometown

November
20
,
2015
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The Seattle Thunderbirds’ slogan this season is ‘Unleash The Thunder’; at least, that’s what it reads on the side of their bus. On Friday night, they unleashed Kamloops native Ryan Gropp. Gropp scored his club’s first...

Blazers ready for latest test

November
19
,
2015
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If you are going to be the best, you have to beat the best. That pretty much describes the situation in which the Kamloops Blazers find themselves. After starting the WHL’s regular season with six straight losses, the Blazers went on a real...

Rockets work extra time to beat Blazers

November
18
,
2015
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Let’s just call the Kelowna Rockets what they are . . . 20-game winners. The Rockets scored a 4-3 overtime victory over the Kamloops Blazers in a WHL game at the Sandman Centre on Wednesday night. It was the Rockets’ 20th victory...

Blazers ready for test against Rockets

November
17
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers will at least get a feeling for how much depth they have on their roster when they meet the Kelowna Rockets tonight at the Sandman Centre. The Blazers (9-8-1) could be without three veterans, with centre Matt Needham,...

Blazers lose three veterans to injuries

November
16
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers’ 9-1 rout of the visiting Prince George Cougars on Sunday night may prove to have been a costly one. Three veteran players — left-winger Jake Kryski, centre Matt Needham and defenceman Dallas Valentine —...

Blazers hand Cougars a line

November
15
,
2015
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To this point in the WHL season, whenever the Prince George Cougars and Kamloops Blazers have met, it has been like a youngster with a Rubik’s Cube on Christmas morning. The Cougars simply can’t figure out the Blazers. The line of...

Ronning leads Giants past Blazers

November
13
,
2015
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Ty Ronning had one goal and one assist in 24 games last season. On Friday night, the Vancouver forward picked up three points in fewer than six minutes — he scored twice in the last three minutes of the third period and set up the winner in...

Quinney, Valentine have made difference

November
12
,
2015
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Two teams speeding in opposite directions are scheduled to meet tonight (Friday) in Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum. The Kamloops Blazers (8-8-0) have won five straight games and eight of their last 10. That includes a 2-1 victory in Vancouver...

Blazers prepping to face struggling Giants

November
11
,
2015
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Fans of the Kamloops Blazers will have to wait until Sunday to get their next look at forwards Collin Shirley and Deven Sideroff after their two-game stint with Team WHL. Shirley and Sideroff were injury additions and played key roles as Team WHL...